Andre 11.30.12

God our Creator,
thank you for the waiting and the joy,
thank you for new life and for parenthood,
thank you for the gift of Andre, entrusted to our care.
 
May we be patient and understanding,
ready to guide and forgive,
that in our love Andre may know your love.
 
May he grow into a man of virtue
embodying the justice and peace of your Son.
 
May he learn to love your world
and the whole family of your children;
through Christ our life.
Amen.
 
(adapted from A New Zealand Prayer Book)
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